Utility Were Meant For Me










born and raised by a navy seal for a father, i was certainly accustomed to wearing military-esque apparel, particularly during a typical tomboy phase in elementary school (and yes one halloween i did dress in full camo, face paint absolutely included). so, needless to say, when i spotted this utility jacket with faux leather sleeves, i knew it belonged in my closet. i have a crush on cargo pockets, army green and cinched waists, what can i say? but to keep this staple piece spring, i paired it with a feminine, sheer, cream dress--im obsessed with the polka dotted texture and golden neckline. the strappy nude heels are a must (especially for only $40 at the nordstrom rack) to keep this look effortless and simple, while the jewelry adds a hint of edge and a touch of sparkle.

how do you wear combat-like clothing? 

jacket ($40 forever 21)
dress-other ($48 francescas) 
heels ($80 shoe mall)
necklace-other ($7 forever 21)
earrings-other ($5 forever 21) 

p.s. thank you to my practically twin sister emily of emily magers photography for making even the simplest of styles seems tantalizing and trendy with just one click of her finger. you are fabulous. you are to me what steve madden heels are to closets: forever needed. 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO VOTED AND SUPPORTED MY OTHER CLOSET IS COUTURE THIS PAST WEEK, YOURS TRULY IS AN OFFICIAL WINNER OF THE LUCKY MAGAZINE CONTEST AND WILL BE ATTENDING THE LUCKY FABB CONFERENCE IN APRIL!!!!

46 comments:

  1. Love how your styled this military jacket with such a feminine girly dress. Just awesome.

    xox, Cheri

    http://www.cheritrendystyle.com

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    1. thanks so much cheri! a little contrast can always be complimentary, right? happy tuesday xo

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  2. LOVE, LOVE YOUR STYLE! This is a fab look, soft with a bit of edge!
    Thanks for the follow lovely! I just joined your blog with GFC. look forward to a lot of great couture looks!

    http://awedbymonica.blogspot.com

    xoxo
    Moni

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    1. thanks so much moni, right back at ya! looking forward to becoming blogger friends, keep in touch xo

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  3. Pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. thank you thank you girlie, keep in touch xo

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  4. Such a cute look! Loving that coat and your sandals! Love how you dressed up in full fatigues and face paint!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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    1. wow, thank you giovanna! im such a huge fan so that means the world coming from you!! happy tuesday xo

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  5. I so loving your dress and heels are beautiful dear you look so pretty so wish the weather was better over here ;( lucky you
    HUgs
    Virgit
    www.preppyfashionist.com

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    1. virgit you are considered a style icon in my book you just made my night thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet words! cant wait to see how you style spring xo

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  6. I dig that soft, white dress paired with the edgier jacket. I'm kind of jealous that you can wear so little clothing, though. I want it to hurry up and get nicer over here in Portland, Oregon.

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    1. soon enough girl! happy to provide a little inspiration in the meantime, keep in touch xo

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  7. Gorgeous! I love how you paired the dress with that jacket - such a great mix! x, kat

    Love and Ace
    Bloglovin

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    1. you are fabulous this means so much coming from you! i want to show off this coat's versatility--what do you think about black skinnies, heels and some kind of printed blouse? maybe add a pop of color via a clutch? xo

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  8. Gorgeous outfit! Love the coat, and you have such amazing hair! x
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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    1. thank you thank you girlie, youre starting to make me blush with all these compliments, happy wednesday xo

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  9. Congrats on winning! So exciting :) I love that dress of yours! It is so pretty. And wow your hair..like totally amazing! How do you do those lovely curls?! xo

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    1. awh thanks lauren!! i know i just about died when i heard i was going to lucky fabb and if i go, you go because i will be sharing my experience on all platforms. and maybe i should do a hair tutorial for you all huh? xo

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  10. This outfit is stellar! I really love the mix of toughness and pretty. Your necklace and shoes are to die for! xx E

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    1. oh my goodness elizabeth you are one of my icons for inspiration this means the world! lovely to hear from you and too happy to read your sweet words xo

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  11. Oh my gold! The skirt is so beautiful!!!

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    1. its actually a dress but thank you thank you so much! i wish they made a skirt of this material too! xo

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  12. Love the utility jacket juxtapose to the delicate lace. Beautiful.

    Thank you so much for linking up with past Aloha Friday Blog Hops!! I'm just now getting around to following everyone back. I've followed you via GFC & Bloglovin. If you have time, I hope you follow me back if you haven't already!!

    The new Aloha Friday Blog Hop launches Thursday evening and we are hosting a GREAT giveaway!!! Come and check it out tomorrow! Aloha Friday Blog Hop HERE!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. awh thank you so much jean! of course im already a follower and fan of yours cant wait to join up for this aloha friday blog hop! keep in touch xo

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  13. Utility and a girly dress...amazing combo! I'm all about unexpected juxtapositions!

    ~Sarah
    P.S. I'd love it if you would visit my blog, Sarah's Real Life!

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    1. awh thanks so much sarah! youre too sweet, heading over to your site now xo

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  14. I love that jacket and how you layered it over the floaty white dress!


    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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    1. thank you thank you erin! huge fan! keep in touch xo

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  15. Absolutely love this entire look from head to toe! The dress is gorgeous and you for sure pull off that army green jacket! Super cute look! New follower from the linkup :-)
    Adrienne
    http://myblackwhitecolor.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you so much adrienne how sweet are you?! means the world to have you here, welcome! i look forward to becoming blogger friends xo

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  16. Gorgeous!! That dress and jacket are simply stunning!!

    Style Without Limits
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    1. awh lucie thank you so much you just made my day! im such a huge fan of yours would love to see how youd style a utility jacket! xo

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  17. Love this outfit. Gorgeous. Visiting from AB Petite's link up. I'm hosting a link up next Thursday March 28. Hope you can join. FOllowing you on bloglovin, would appreciate it if you followed me as well.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. thanks so much agi! would love to link up! xo

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  18. This outfit is so lovely! I love your jacket! And it matches so well the cream/white dress!
    Plus, you look super pretty!!

    fashionfixeshearts.blogspot.com

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    1. awh charlotte thank you! sweetest comment award! keep in touch xo

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  19. I really like your style, and it's so cool you won a Lucky contest! The girly dress with the toughness of the jacket is so perfectly unexpected.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you ginny! i love the way you worded that--perfectly unexpected some of the best things in life usually are right? hope you have a wonderful week xo

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  20. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog, I look forward to reading more. I hope you can stop by and say hello, I'm hosting a giveaway that I would love you to enter :)

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. yay melanie, welcome! so wonderful to have you, thank you so much for your sweet words. would love to check out your site! xo

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  21. LOVE this! LOVE LOVE LOVE the utility jacket mixed with the feminine lacy dress.

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    1. thank you so much pretty! youre too sweet, and thats actually exactly what i felt my posts were becoming too sweet! but i wanted to stay true to my all-natural nature so adding a hint of edge was the perfect solution im so happy to hear you love it! happy monday xo

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  22. Lovely dress and beautiful necklace! You look great :)

    www.timolove.com

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    1. thank you so much anna, love to hear from you! happy monday xo

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  23. I love the contrast between tough and girly pieces, so this look is just gorgeous! Your heels are so cute too!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you thank you jacy! would love to see how you'd style the juxtaposition of femininity and edge! xo

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